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Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

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MSc in Immunology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This M.Sc. in Immunology includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be... [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in Ireland. MSc in Immunology This M.Sc. in Immunology includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. Students will also be trained in experimental design, data handling and basic research skills. The masters course aims to provide students with a well-balanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of Immunology, and to highlight the progress and intellectual challenges in this discipline. The following modules are mandatory, and make up the taught component of the course: Basic Immunology; Immunological Technologies; Communicating Science/Critical Analysis: How to read and evaluate scientific literature; Immunogenetics; Pathogen Detection and Evasion; Clinical Immunology: Immuno-technologies and diagnostics tests; Parasite Immunology; Tumour Immunology; Global Infectious Diseases; Immuno-therapeutics and product development. In addition, students will be required to submit a dissertation based on a research project conducted in one of the Immunology groups located within or affiliated to The School of Biochemistry and Immunology. Admission Requirements Applicants will normally be required to hold at least Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or higher in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related subject. [-]

MSc in Translational Oncology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression... [+]

MSc in Translational Oncology Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression and response to treatments are vitally important. This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology will give both scientists and clinicians an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. This course will explore the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of cancer and will cover both the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of tissue-specific cancers. All aspects of cancer treatment from diagnostic imaging, to standardised and ‘individualised’ molecular targeted therapies will also be explored. All students will undertake a three month research project in a designated oncology research laboratory, where they will receive training in cellular and molecular oncology. Why undertake this M.Sc? This innovative M.Sc. programme in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and clinicians in training who wish to: Develop their research skills Broaden their expertise in oncology Develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. The proposed course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology in advance of undertaking an MD or PhD. The course is run by the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. The course is held in the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Science campus in St. James's Hospital, Dublin. Course Content The M.Sc. in Translational Oncology consists of eight compulsory taught core modules. The students will also choose four of six optional modules. Each student is also required to undertake a twelve week research project and submit a dissertation based on the outputs from this research project. The twelve week research project will begin in April once all the taught modules have been completed. Core modules The core modules (5 ECTS each) have been designed to provide in-depth training in the translational oncology areas listed below. Module 1: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer Module 2: Disease-Specific Cancers: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives Module 3: Tumour Immunology Module 4: Radiation, Chemotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies Module 5: Cancer Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Stem Cells Module 6: Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Module 7: Clinical Statistics and Medical Ethics Module 8: Molecular Oncology Research Skills Module 9: Research Project with Dissertation Optional modules Students choose four of the six optional modules (5 ECTS each). The optional modules are designed with the view to covering the interests of both scientists and clinicians. Module 10: Obesity, Metabolism and Physical Activity Module 11: Drug Development from Discovery to Commercialization Module 12: Cellular and Genomic Instability Module 13: Tumour Microenvironment Module 14: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Toxicity Module 15: Surgical Oncology and Health Economics Research Project with Dissertation The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to take part in a specifically designed oncology research project, enabling them to put into practice what they have learned during the taught modules, the research skills module and workshops. Each student will be provided with a unique cancer-related research project, which will be closely supervised for the duration of the project by an expert in their respective field. These full time 12 week research projects are a major part of the M.Sc. programme and will provide students with the unique opportunity of being trained by leading experts in the field of oncology research. Course Aims On successful completion of this course, each participant will have gained considerable knowledge and understanding into the causes and treatments of cancer; will have learned how to critically review relevant literature, present data and have the ability to undertake independent cancer research, in addition to: Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer. Identify the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to treatment and management of site- specific cancers. Describe all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualised’ molecular targeted therapies. Appraise the role of molecular diagnostics, pathology and imaging in cancer screening and treatment. Discuss the role of the tumour microenvironment and the immune system in the development of cancer and in cancer therapeutics. Critically appraise research protocols and manuscripts, statistically evaluate data and write research reports. Evaluate the mechanisms linking obesity, diet and lifestyle choices with certain cancers [upon completion of optional module. Discuss the principles of drug discovery from target identification, to validation and commercialisation. Identify the cellular and genomic instability events leading to cancer progression. Evaluate the surgical management of cancer and the impact of health economics on cancer care. Assess the pharmacology of cancer therapeutics and the toxicities associated with anti-cancer drugs. Prepare scientific essays and reports clearly and accurately. Assess research hypothesis, design experimental studies and conduct quality scientific research in an ethical manner and communicate research findings in an appropriate scholarly manner to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Interpret experimental findings and evaluate in relation to study hypothesis and existing research. Critically analyse research findings in terms of experimental design and outcomes. Employ professional development and transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and time management skills which will be acquired throughout this course. Timetable An induction day will be held for students in September 2016, where the course structure, timetables, assessments and content will be explained in detail to the students. Term 1: Formal lectures will take place Monday to Thursday (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm). However it may be necessary to schedule lectures outside these times to accommodate visiting lecturers. Students will be notified of all changes to the timetable well in advance. Students will also be expected to attend tutorial sessions outside these normal lecturing hours. Examinations for term 1 will be held the week beginning of December Term 2: Formal lectures will take place Monday to Friday (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm). However it may be necessary to schedule lectures outside these times to accommodate visiting lecturers. Students will be notified of all changes to the timetable well in advance. Students will also be expected to attend tutorial sessions outside the normal lecturing hours. Research skills modules will be run over 3 weeks at the end of term 2, prior to the research project. Term 2 examinations Term 3: Research projects and dissertations (Core module 9) will begin the second week in April and continue for 12 weeks, Students are required to be in their designated laboratories at all times (9am – 6pm Monday to Friday). Admissions This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology is open to both scientific and clinical graduates. Scientific, dental or equivalent candidates must have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in any biologically-related discipline. Medical graduates must have a MB, BCh, BAO or equivalent from a recognised medical school. All applicants should provide two academic or clinical references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the course, before their application can be considered. Applications for admission to the course will be made through the online system. Late applications will be considered provided places are available. Non-EU applicants should be aware that processing visa applications can in some cases be a lengthy procedure - apply early where practicable. [-]

MSc in Molecular Medicine

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine programme offers a comprehensive and thoroughly up to date overview of the area, provided by experts in their fields. It will provide participants with the knowledge to evaluate the literature and perform independent research. The programme covers everything from basic science to highly specialised topics, practical work and a research project. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in Ireland. MSc in Molecular Medicine There has been an enormous growth in our understanding of how basic biological processes take place at a molecular level in recent years. This has been exemplified most notably by the sequencing of the human genome. These developments are continuing at an explosive pace and with them comes an ever sharper focus on the essential molecular mechanisms underlying the normal functioning of cells, tissues and organisms themselves. Molecular Medicine is a new field that exploits advances in molecular and cellular biology to characterise how normal cellular processes either fail, or are subverted, in disease. Increasingly, medical practitioners, professionals and researchers in the health and life sciences need to be able to understand and evaluate advances in molecular medicine in order to keep abreast with developments in their fields. The M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine programme offers a comprehensive and thoroughly up to date overview of the area, provided by experts in their fields. It will provide participants with the knowledge to evaluate the literature and perform independent research. The programme covers everything from basic science to highly specialised topics, practical work and a research project. Course Aims This MSc in Molecular Medicine sets out to provide the applicant with a thorough understanding of: The human genome at a molecular level The integration of molecular and cellular biology in relation to human diseases The molecular basis of human genetic disease The molecular interactions between microbiological pathogens and the human host The technology currently employed in molecular genetics and cell biology The interaction between such technology and current clinical practice The molecular basis of common human malignancies The utilisation of knowledge on the molecular basis of human disease in planning and design of novel therapies, using phamacological agents or gene therapy The ethical and legal aspects of molecular medicine as it impinges on clinical practice A working appreciation of molecular and cellular biology at the practical level and development of the ability to perform independent research The ability to apply bioinformatic and computational techniques in medical and biological research, and information retrieval On completion of the course, each candidate will have a considerable knowledge and understanding of the above topics; will have critically reviewed the current relevant literature; and will have the ability to undertake independent scientific investigation. Course Content The course aims to provide candidates with a cutting edge overview of the field of Molecular Medicine and provides taught modules on a wide range of subjects. Our lecturers are predominantly research active or clinical scientists who lecture in their areas of expertise and the course content is constantly reviewed and updated - with recent significant additions in the areas of Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Glycobiology and Nanomedicine. The course is divided into 11 modules (each 5 ECTs) from which students will select 9 modules, allowing the student to tailor the programme to their individual needs. The Research Skills module (15 ECTs) is mandatory and comprises two separate week-long practical classes in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Bioinformatics, Ethics, Statistics, a Review of the literature and Seminars on Research methodology. The Research Project (30 ECTs) forms a major component of the course and takes place over three months full-time in the laboratory on a novel piece of research (April – July). Taught Modules Module 1 CBCSM - Cellular Biology and Cell Signalling Mechanisms Module 2 IGD - Introduction to Genetics and Development Module 3 MO - Molecular Oncology Module 4 HG - Human Genetics Module 5 MCI – Molecular and Cellular Immunology Module 6 IABCI – Infectious Agents, Biology and Clinical Implications Module 7 MMHD1 - Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease I MMHD2 - Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease II Module 8 Module 9 ADT - Advanced Diagnostics and therapeutics Module 10 NMC - Nanomedicine and Medicinal Chemistry RS - Research Skills Module Admissions Applications are invited from individuals with a primary degree in Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences. Applicants with other scientific qualifications may be considered. Those with a science degree must have achieved at least a II-1 honours degree or its equivalent. Start date for academic year 2016-2017: 14th September 2016 Primary Closing Date for Applications: 31st May 2016 Relevant applications may be accepted until 20th June 2016 subject to availability of places. Non-EU applicants should be aware that processing visa applications can in some cases be a lengthy procedure - apply early where practicable. [-]